2018-06-13 / Front Page

Grant application deadline: July 6

Since 2006, Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade program has awarded over $2 million to local fire departments through cash grants and safety education materials.

Georgia-Pacific launched the Bucket Brigade™ grant program to help support local fire departments and the brave men and women who strive to keep our communities safe.

The application period for the 2018 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program is open through July 6.

These grants support fire departments that serve in Georgia-Pacific facility communities and are the company’s way of giving back to the departments that keep their families, homes and workplaces safe.

About two thirds of U.S. fire departments are all-volunteer. Many of these departments are underfunded, leaving the firefighters who risk their lives every day to protect people, property and pets to do their jobs with outdated or otherwise inadequate equipment.

Grants help departments fund needed gear, equipment and resources. In addition, Georgia-Pacific provides all applicants with a complimentary one-year department membership to the National Volunteer Fire Council.

To be eligible for a grant, departments must be located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific facility. Grant awards up to $10,000 can be used to fund a variety of firefighting needs, including turnout and safety gear, breathing apparatus, water pumps, hoses and nozzles, and more. Learn more about the program and apply by July 6 at www.gpbucketbrigade.com. For questions, contact GPBucketBrigade@gapac.com.

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